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Intel’s latest chipset family, the P3x-series, can certainly be qualified as a hit thus far. While Intel P3x-series chipsets, like the mid-range P35 series and the budget-targeted P31 series, don’t sport any truly exciting new features in comparison to their previous generation counterparts, they’re showing themselves to be extremely reliable and very flexible thus far. While high-end (performance minded) buyers will most likely opt for Intel’s coming upcoming X38 and X48 chipsets, the P35 and P31 Express chipsets will no doubt become the base for the vast majority of Intel platforms over the next several years. Currently Intel has two chipsets in the P3x family, the Intel P35 Express and the... Read more...
Between 2003 and 2006, Dell execs manipulated earnings reports to make the company appear more attractive.  How big was the difference?It’s been estimated that the bottom line has been altered by anything from $50 to $150 million, which would amount to about a 2 to 7 cents change per share.  So who was responsible? “Which executives knew isn't clear yet. A Dell representative said the company is "taking responsibility as a team" and isn't naming names. According to a statement released by the company, the investigation yielded evidence that "certain adjustments appear to have been motivated by the objective of attaining financial targets," and usually took place at the end of a fiscal quarter.... Read more...
ECS' Next Generation Bearlake Motherboards Unveiled at CeBIT 2007 New Intel chipsets create powerful solutions for enthusiasts, enterprise and digital home users Milton Keynes, England, 13 March, 2007 - Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS), the world's leading computer hardware and notebook manufacturer, will reveal their first Intel Bearlake-based motherboards at CeBIT 2007. The new P35T-A, G33T-M and Q35T-M motherboards feature the next generation chipsets and will be continued by the current P965, G965 and Q965 Broadwater-based motherboards, offering across-the-board performance benefits. All these new motherboard chipsets are validated to perform flawlessly with the latest Intel... Read more...
What's worse?  The fact that these guys were shamming investors or were so lacking in creativity that they named their plan "deep, deep, s..."? "According to the SEC complaint, Todd used "improper and extraordinary transactions" as part of a plan to "close the gap" between analysts' expectations and Gateway's revenues. Manza assisted in the scheme by preparing financial statements that he knew did not comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)."... Read more...
ExtremeTech has an article posted with information regarding AMD's upcoming "Barcelona" processors and the future R600 family of graphics cards.  The information was compiled last week during a briefing in San Francisco and includes quotes taken directly from AMD's Mario Rivas, Henri Richard, and former ATI CEO Dave Orton. "We pushed out the launch of the R600 and people thought is must be a silicon or software problem...it's got to be a bug," said Dave Orton, president and chief executiveof ATI. "In fact, our mainstream chips are in 65nm and are coming out extremely fast. Because of that configuration, we have... Read more...
ECS NF650iSLIT-A Delivers Champion Gaming Performance Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core CPU support, SLI support, and HD audio make this Windows Vista Premium motherboard a contender Milton Keynes, England, 21st February, 2007 - Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer, releases yet another quad-core motherboard capable of turning on the gaming heat. The NF650iSLIT-A LGA775 ATX motherboard, built around the impressive NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI MCP supporting Intel(R) CoreTM2 Extreme Quad-Core processors, is designed for gamers, overclockers and multimedia enthusiasts extracting the most performance out of their systems. With... Read more...
ECS Elitegroup Unleashes PN2 SLI2+ Extreme Motherboard for PC Gamers and Overclocking Enthusiasts   -- Available immediately, the new Extreme motherboard offers a solid platform for anyone building an ultimate gaming PC or an ultra high performance system --   Fremont, CA (November 13, 2006) - Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, notebook and desktop PC manufacturer, today announced the new PN2 SLI2+ Extreme motherboard based on the latest NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI media and communication processor (MCP). Designed for the Intel Core2 platform, PN2 SLI2 Extreme tops every enthusiast's wish list with support for processors with blazing fast 1333GHz Front... Read more...
Stepping back to look at who has the largest market share in the chipset sector for AMD socket AM2 processors, it's clear who is on top and who is not.  Take virtually any major motherboard manufacturer and see what they have to offer and in most cases, NVIDIA chipset solutions are going to dominate the product list.  It's a little ironic when you take into account the merger between AMD and ATI, but it's a safe assumption that AMD and ATI will be working to level the playing field in the near future as they work on their roadmap product offering together. Today, however, ATI does have a chipset designed for the AM2 processor line, which brings competitive performance... Read more...
ECS Elitegroup Unveils GeForce6100SM-M Motherboard for the Home Theater PC Builders Fremont, CA (October 24, 2006) - Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, notebook and desktop PC manufacturer, today released GeForce6100SM-M motherboard featuring NVIDIA GeForce 6100 graphics processing unit (GPU) and nForce 405 media and communications processor (MCP). Designed to support the latest AMD Athlon 64 AM2 based processors, the new ECS Elitegroup GeForce6100SM-M motherboard features premium quality onboard 3D graphics, making it the industry's first integrated design for socket AM2. The GeForce 6100 GPU and the nForce 405 MCP are an innovative mix of north... Read more...
ECS Elitegroup to Acquire Uniwill Computer -- Leaders in notebook design and manufacture join forces to expand leadership in white book and ultra portable solutions -- Fremont, CA (August 1, 2006) - Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS, TSE: 2331), the world's leading desktop PCs, notebooks, servers, motherboards, video cards, wireless solutions and handheld devices manufacturer, announced it has inked an agreement to acquire Uniwill Computer, Taiwan's leading manufacturer of ultra-portable notebook solutions. This acquisition will allow customers of both companies to deploy a wide range of compelling notebook and white book products to the marketplace immediately. This is the second... Read more...
Motherboards featuring AMD's new Socket AM2 are starting to pop up, and Hardware Zone has one from ECS on hand. The ECS KA3 MVP uses ATI's Xpress 3200 chipset, is CrossFire ready of course, and unfortunately seems to have a few issues with it. "The successor to ECS' excellent KA1 MVP is here. Sporting ATI's top CrossFire chipset, the KA3 MVP not only arrives for the Socket AM2, but features the new SB600 Southbridge in a killer combo. ECS as usual plays their price card, but the KA3 MVP has its fair share of issues too."  ... Read more...
ECS has been stepping up to the plate lately with solid offerings for the Computing Enthusiast. We took a look at their C19-A board as well recently and found it pretty spiffy. Overclockers Online thinks so too... The ECS C19-A motherboard is great motherboard for those looking to build a new system without spending too much money. The performance compared to the 975X is slim, both Intel and nVidia flip flop between first place. What nVidia has accomplished with ECS and all other SLI XE motherboards is an opportunity for people to explore the potentials of a budget oriented high powered SLI machine.... Read more...
ECS Elitegroup Releases New RS485M-M Motherboard with Integrated Graphics for Casual Enthusiasts -- The new ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 chipset based motherboard delivers exceptional value/performance -- Fremont, CA (May 24, 2006) - Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS(R)), the world's leading computer component and notebook manufacturer, today released a new addition to its complete line up of motherboards for the new AMD(R) socket AM2 processors. The RoHS-compliant RS485M-M motherboard takes full advantage of the latest ATi(R) RadeonTM Xpress 1100 integrated graphics chipset to deliver one feature-packed 3D powerhouse for casual enthusiasts. The ECS Elitegroup RS485M-M motherboard is also one... Read more...
We've posted a showcase today where we evaluate the features and performance of two ECS-built motherboards, the 945G-M3 and the C19-A SLI.  While both of these boards are available for about the same price (<$100), they feature different chipsets and form factors.  Head on over...... Read more...
As ECS continues to gain respect and attention in the enthusiast motherboard market, the company is of course extending its reach into the segment it is best known for - the budget segment. While high-end and enthusiast-level boards often cost $150 or more, budget and entry-level motherboards can usually be had for $70-90. Entry-level doesn't necessarily equate to a lack of great features though, as demonstrated by the two review candidates on the test bench today. The ECS 945G-M3 motherboard is based on Intel's 945G chipset, while the ECS C19-A SLI motherboard is based on NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI XE chipset. Both boards sport an LGA775 socket, 667MHz DDR2 support, 1066MHz FSB support,... Read more...
Being worthy of Hardware Zone's "Most Value For Money Award", the ECS C19-A SLI is an attractively priced SLI solution built on Nvidia's nForce4 SLI Chipset. It has some good features for a budget board. "Then the new Intel only nForce4 SLI XE chipset was announced, but introductions aren't really necessary because the nForce4 SLI XE is basically the nForce4 SLI Intel Edition with a few notable changes. Firstly, the chipset looses its ActiveArmor Secure Networking Engine (ActiveArmor Firewall feature is still available though) and the updated MCP now supports HD Audio. By removing an underused feature that is... Read more...
Right from its inception, ATI knew they had to build a solid platform if their CrossFire multi-GPU technology was to gain mass acceptance.  NVIDIA already had the very popular nForce 4 SLI chipset in their repertoire, but ATI didn't have a direct competitor that also offered a pair PCI Express Graphics (PEG) slots.  In effort alleviate this situation, and get CrossFire into the hands of enthusiasts as quickly as possible, the Canadian based graphics giant reconfigured the PCI Express lanes on their existing Radeon Xpress 200 chipset to offer x8 electrical connections to a pair of PCI Express x16 slots.  Initially the chipset was still named the Radeon Xpress... Read more...
Our buddy Fudo over at The Inquirer has just posted some new information regarding ATI's upcoming Radeon X1900 GT GPU. Apparently, yields for R580 are stellar as the assumed 500MHz core frequency for this GPU is supposedly going to be a stunning 575MHz. In similar fashion, the estimated 1GHz memory frequency is now said to be 1200MHz. Obviously, these boosted frequencies will result in some hefty performance gains. Unfortunately, the cost of this board also increased as the card will sell for $350 instead of the $300 many expected. Time will tell if the ~$300 GeForce 7900GT can leverage the $50 advantage or not. Those looking for more information on the Radeon X1900 GT can... Read more...
Well, not officially, but the latest rumor has the system's CPU clocked at 729MHz, and the GPU at 243MHz(Compared to the Gamecube's 485/162). Nintendo has repeatedly stated that they have no intention of waging any sort of hardware war with Sony or Microsoft. "So, in terms of raw next-gen horsepower Revolution clearly can't compare with the Xbox 360's three symmetrical cores running at 3.2GHz or the PS3's Cell chip. But then again, Nintendo has repeatedly stressed that they aren't looking to compete with the tech heavies at MS and Sony. The result will likely be a system that pumps out near Xbox quality visuals but offers a very unique input... Read more...
IGN has apparently received some final specifications for Nintendo's upcoming Revolution gaming console. Surprisingly, the Revolution's "Broadway" CPU will be clocked at an underwhelming 729MHz and the "Hollywood" GPU will be clocked at 243MHz. Compared with previous generation consoles, the Revolution fares extremely well. However, in the midst of Xbox 360 and PS3 the Revolution seems to be too conservative to be any threat at all for hardcore (adult) gamers and appears to be more like a GameCube 2. Looking at the small footprint and size of the case, it's no wonder we have low clock speeds as heat is surely an issue. Insiders... Read more...
ECS unveils new RoHS-compliant 945G-M3 motherboard Fremont, CA (March 23, 2006) – Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc.(ECS), the world's leading computer component and notebook manufacturer, today unveiled the new RoHS-compliant 945G-M3 motherboard designed for the new generation of digital home users. Based on the new Intel Viiv technology, the 945G-M3 motherboard is a powerhouse of digital media features that deliver superior user performance thank to the Intel 945G Express/ICH7DH chipsets. Utilizing the full capabilities of the new Intel digital home chipsets, ECS' 945G-M3 motherboard supports recording, storage, and playback of a wide range of digital media and removes the need to have... Read more...
The Tech Report does their usual thorough job evaluating ECS's KA1 MVP Extreme motherboard. This mobo is based on the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire Edition chipset, and sports supplemental PCI Express based Gigabit Ethernet and SATA RAID controllers. We'll be including this board in an upcoming CrossFire motherboard round-up we've got in the works. "The latest of ECS's Extreme offerings is the KA1 MVP, a Socket 939 motherboard that combines ATI's Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire Edition chipset with PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet and Serial ATA RAID. That looks like a decent spec on paper; however, we enthusiasts are a picky lot, and we demand more... Read more...
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